Buick LeSabre, Electra & Invicta, 1959-60
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

About These Buick Convertible Tops:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined on installation. Window section is zippered plastic  Molding over rear window with chrome tips supplied.as is extra fabric for top to windshiels seal.
  • All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40 gauge thick vinyl.
  • Materials: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl & Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Window
Color:

As low as:
$425.00
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window
Color:

As low as:
$589.00
C.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered  Plastic Window
Color:

As low as:
$649.00
Buick LeSabre, Electra & Invicta convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1959 and 1960


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

New Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 40-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing a two-part convertible top. The manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2004, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. This is a bound 8 1/2 x 11 book; designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual for these convertible tops. Generally, all that is needed and not contained is the "bow height" which is the setting of the rear top frame bow for your convertible. This is available from any top distributor.

What skills are required ? (1) The ability to drive staples into bow frame tacking strips (2) The ability to orient fabric sections to the frame and apply with contact cement. (3) A systematic and careful personality ! (There is never any sewing required.)

Note: Very early cars (forties) had wood bows and installers will have to adjust processes for stapling to these bows instead of tacking strips in steel bows as described in manual.

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$30.95
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
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$32.00
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
(Tacking strips for most top frames. Some may vary, especially pre-60s cars.)

Dimensions: 5/8" X 3/16"  and 1/2" X 1/4" (in 6 foot lengths.)
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$19.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

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$169.95
A supply of front tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 5/8" WIDE X 3/16" THICK X 6 Foot
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$11.95
A supply of rear tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 1/4" THICK  X 1/2" WIDE X 6 Foot
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$11.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
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$89.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
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$56.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
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$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$649.95
"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any American Makes

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

$24.95
1959-60 Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1959-60 Convertible Top Motor Pump
$259.95
1959-61 Buick Electra, Invicta, Lesabre Convertible Pair of Top Hydraulic Cylinders.
$269.95
1959-61 Buick Electra, Invicta, Lesabre One Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each.
$139.95
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$7.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
I ncludes 28 Preinstalled Snaps.

Fits 1959-60 Buick Invicta & Electra 225; 1959-60 Cadillac Coupe & Eldorado; 1959-60 Pontiac Bonneville & Catalina; 1959-60 Chevrolet Impala

View Color
$229.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1958-1970 GM Body Trunk Seal, 18 Feet Long

 

$23.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Includes Header Seal (LP45).

Fits:

  • 1959 BUICK ELECTRA
  • 1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO
  • 1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62
  • 1959 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 1960 BUICK ELECTRA
  • 1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO
  • 1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62
  • 1960 OLDSMOBILE 98
$249.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals. Pair

Fits: All 1959-60 Electra, Lesabre, Impala, "88", "98", Bonneville, Catalina Convertibles

$95.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail Kit, Door and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals

Fits:

  • 1959 BUICK ELECTRA
  • 1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO
  • 1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62
  • 1959 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 1960 BUICK ELECTRA
  • 1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO
  • 1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62
  • 1960 OLDSMOBILE 98
$299.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1959-60 Full Size GM Cars (B & C Body). Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$169.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1959-60 Buick Electra Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$179.95
1959-60 Buick Electra Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$239.95




Important Information

Original Patterns:
Our convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies."

Installation:
This is a classic two part top. You can read a summary of the installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page.

We encourage do-it-yourself installation for a person who is comfortable renting an air driven staple gun and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing involved.

Our full restoration package includes the required stainless steel staples and contact cement. The included manual has been used by hundreds of first time installers in replacing this family of classical two part tops.

Rear Window:
Horse shoe zipper as is original

Tacking strips:
Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows. We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Boots:
A boot stores the top at the back when the top is down and is optional. Our replacement boots attach as the original and is available in a wide variety of leather grained boot vinyls.

Hydraulics:
We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each can be ordered separately; however, when ordering hydraulic cylinders we recommend replacing both. The chances are that both cylinders were manufactured at the same time: if one is on its way out the other may follow. If the top is raised and one hydraulic cylinder is working harder than the other the result over time can lead to a slightly bent convertible top frame. The replacement of both will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 1 year warranty when used with this fluid. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.

We also offer a rebuilding service for motor-pumps. Most are repairable and it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. Your motor-pump should be wrapped well to prevent leakage. Send to us at the address at the very bottom of this page. You can include credit card information, a money order or a check for $150. We will ship back a fully refurbished motor.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Buick LeSabre, Electra & Invicta) fit cars for years: 1959 and 1960.